“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway
Valerie’s first accepted piece was for Mademoiselle magazine when she was in high school; just out of college she was given her own weekly lifestyle column in The Herald Statesman (now The Journal News Westchester).
Since then, her articles, essays, recipes and photos have been bought and published by numerous periodicals including The New York Times, Brides Magazine, Cooking Light, etc., as well as on websites including Barry Diller’s About.com, where she is the resident Book Publishing Expert on the site’s Money Channel — the irony of which has not escaped her.
In addition to writing for periodicals, Valerie is the author of a number of books, has written feature and TV scripts and uses her storytelling and content strategy skills for the benefit of private and corporate clients.
You can read some of Valerie’s selected work on the right →
Use of the copyrighted material here is for portfolio purposes only, so some of the social sharing capabilities are disabled. For the simple reason that they make her text look spiffier, Valerie has taken the admitted liberty of including photos and/or artwork that accompanied her articles. She claims no rights to this art, and sincerely hopes that nobody will use it without permission from the appropriate publication or party. For more information, within the posts there are links to the respective publications, photographers, illustrators, etc.